Thursday 19 August 2021

Another snippet from an Aftermath contributor: Amanda Jones


Tell me about your story  in  Aftermath - but don't give any spoilers! 

I wanted to explore an almost apocalyptic world using our learning through Covid and implementing the trendy new ways. Then to twist the storyline into a possible idea of opening of a new novel!


What inspired you to write this? 

Zooming endlessly through my online, social world. An oddly more accessible one yet through a facade where people can hide, which can be good and bad. Body language and expression is different.
Why did you think it important to contribute  to this collection? 
Covid will evolve with us so it’s a very important turning point in human history.
How have you coped with the pandemic? 
I have been up and down but reached out for needed support due to disability and health. Friends and neighbours have connected more, some who have never met each other now communicate both online and in person which is a kinder way of living.
Can you tell us about your other publications?
Featuring in the companion book COVID-19 Extraordinary Times fits perfectly with this story and I’m delighted to be included in The Best of CafeLit 10 with my grandfather’s Far East Prisoner of War story. My work includes a charity series about Missy, my dog, and a children’s book. Recently I have been sharing my poetry which has been a love of my life and feature on Devon Stream radio regularly and on my YouTube channel. You can follow me on all social media accounts to enjoy some of my writing and inspiration, just check out my website for links.
A continuing response by writers to the Covid19 pandemic in 2020 and during the ongoing aftershocks in 2021, this collection is of work by writers we have published before and whom we trust, and their trusted colleagues. When disasters strike writers respond and react in words. They share with us their hopes and fears. They describe and rationalise.




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